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Apple’s Siri-based iOS voice controls dubbed ‘Assistant’

July 25th, 2011

It has been about 15 months since Apple acquired Siri for a reported $200 million, and it looks as though we won’t have to wait much longer to see the deal bear fruit. In line with earlier reports, 9to5 Mac has been sent evidence that Apple will introduce voice controls in iOS 5. At present, the …

Apple releases iOS 4.3.5 for iPhone, iPad, more

July 25th, 2011

Apple on Monday released iOS 4.3.5 for iOS devices to address a security vulnerability. The update comes just 10 days after Apple issued iOS 4.3.4 to address a security hole related to PDF support. The new update was released with the following notes: iOS 4.3.5 Software Update Fixes a security vulnerability with certificate validation. IOS 4.3.5 …

Apple’s full change log for iOS 5 beta 4

July 22nd, 2011

Apple on Friday released the fourth beta version of its iOS 5 operating system, and this one brings about plenty of goodies that developers have been waiting for. The fact that the update can be applied over the air is a huge addition, of course, but there’s plenty more to be found buried within iOS …

Apple releases iOS 5 beta 4

July 22nd, 2011

On cue, Apple has just seeded iOS 5 beta 4 to developers. The biggest change? It’s an OTA update… finally! The build itself is 915274d and it comes exactly two weeks after beta 3 was pushed out to devs. There will most likely be another one or two beta releases until the GM (Gold Master) …

T-Mobile says G-Slate is 200% faster than iPad 2, 300% faster than XOOM

July 22nd, 2011

A new page on T-Mobile USA’s website makes some fairly bold claims about the carrier’s premier Honeycomb tablet, the LG G-Slate. In comparing the sleek device to its steepest competition at AT&T and Verizon Wireless, T-Mobile says the G-Slate is “more than two times faster than the Apple iPad 2 on AT&T and Verizon, and …

Personal Audio goes for round 2 after winning patent decision against Apple

July 22nd, 2011

Patent holding firm Personal Audio LLC is suing Apple for patent infringement surrounding IP covering playlist implementation on multiple Apple devices. The firm was recently awarded $8 million from Apple by a Texas judge who found that the Cupertino-based company’s iPod made unauthorized use of Personal Audio’s IP. Now, the firm’s new suit alleges that …

Android tablets now 30% of the market, Windows tablets outsold PlayBook in Q2

July 21st, 2011

Microsoft has yet to launch its tablet-optimized operating system and yet slates running various versions of the Windows operating system still managed to outsell Research In Motion’s BlackBerry PlayBook last quarter. According to market research firm Strategy Analytics’ latest report, Windows-powered media tablets owned 4.6% of the global market in the second quarter of 2011. …

Analysts peg Q3 iPad sales in 6-9.5 million range

July 12th, 2011

Ahead of Apple’s third-quarter earnings report on July 19th, Fortune has tapped 39 analysts and has created a roundup of their iPad sales estimates. We already know that the iPad 2 has been flying off of store shelves since Apple announced the tablet on March 2nd. However, demand was so great that it’s unclear just how …

Windows operating system share slides in June while OS X, iOS continue to climb

July 12th, 2011

Microsoft announced on Monday that it has sold 400 million Windows 7 licenses to date, but that hasn’t stopped the tech giant’s share of the global operating system market from sliding. According to market watcher Net Applications’ data for June 2011, Microsoft’s global operating system market share slid to 88.29% as it continued on its …